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Demonstration of Ujjayi Breathe and Three Stage Pranayama

A quick demonstration on how to do the Ujjayi Breathe and Three Stage Pranayama Technique. Ujjayi Pranayama *(divided as Ut + Jayi) is also referred to as Ocean Sounding or Victorious breath. In kids classes it is also rather irreverentially called Darth Vader breath. The practitioner makes a soft hissing sound or a gentle snore that is one of the most important breathing techniques in Yoga. Pranayama (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “restraint of the prana or breath”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “āyāma”, to suspend or restrain. It is often translated as control of the life force (prana). When used as a technical term in yoga, it is often translated more specifically as “breath control”.

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Demonstration of Bhastrika

Pranayama is a breathing exercise that helps to improve breathing pattern and combat with illnesses. Bhastrika is a Sanskrit word which means bellows. In Bhastrika pranayama, the breathing pattern resembles the blowing of bellows. Bhastrika pranayama is all about inhaling and exhaling completely so that your body gets maximum amount of oxygen.

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